Sunday Morning Hangover - Bulldogs & Beavers Skate to 1-1 Tie

The University of  Minnesota Duluth and Bemidji State University Skate to a 1-1 Tie.

It was pretty ugly hockey, but the Pups were able to manage to squeeze out of Bemidji without being swept.  Which was good enough for most of us fans, but the Pups and Sandy obviously would have wanted more, especially going into a series with the Gophers next weekend.

The first period literally came and went without a single goal.  The kind of game the Beavers enjoy playing.  Although it was flat hockey, I thought the Dogs did better than the previous night at far as motivation in the corners and winning those battles, anyway.  The most penalized period by far, but to everyone's surprise there wasn't a single major penalty called.

Second period play continued with the same sort of hockey as the first until the very end of the period when Brady Wacker took one hell of a wack-shot from up top to beat McNeely and but the Beavers up a goal.  It was a nice goal, McNeely was blinded if I remember right and snuck right by, something the Dogs didn't exactly want to happen late in the second.

The third period confused the hell out of me.  The Bulldogs came out flying.  Like something we hadn't seen in the last few periods of hockey.  The Dogs even got a power play opportunity which still refuses to click, although keep in mind Caleb Herbert wasn't playing either.  The Dogs finally found an answer in Cody Danberg who buried his first of the year after some scrum in front of the net.  A sigh of relief to Bulldog fans as it not only tied the game, but allowed the Dogs to narrowly avoid being swept three weekends in row.

Overtime play was, yeah, bahh...

With Caleb Herbert injured and Justin Crandall not in the lineup for some reason, the confidence was a struggle for myself and many fans.  I mean not having two top six forwards in the lineup sucks, right?  I thought the third line played well both offensively and defensively which paid off, finally, for the the senior line who earned the game tying goal.

Coming up on my favorite series of the year next weekend against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, I hope Sandy has some magic up his sleeve.  Losing to the gophers is like kissing your sister, and although I don't have a sister I would imagine it woud be gross and just suck, a lot.

I'll be driving down for the series to cheer on our Pups, otherwise the should be on FSN or the radio.  Just remember, Listen to Bruce not Wally.